Turkey Wing and Red Lentil Soup

Written by Diana - January 16, 2013 3 Comments

Turkey Wing Red Lentil Stew

Turkey Wing Red Lentil Stew

Did you know that Turkey Wings have just enough meat for a soup or stew ?  I buy whole turkeys portion the meat out into separate labeled containers or bags and use them for separate meals. The turkey wings were set aside together and tonight used in a really quick and delicious soup.  I am a beef and lamb lover – I also love turkey and chicken, but I forget sometimes that poultry is my husband’s preference over red meat.  He likes red meat a lot, but every so often he’ll whisper in my ear and let me know we haven’t had turkey or chicken lately.  That happened this week, so I today I dug through the freezer found a couple of turkey wings and threw together a delicious stew.  A little bit of meat, a bunch of veggies and red lentils that melt into a thick creamy broth.

Ever since my husband has been on a low sodium diet, we’ve given up the curry powder.  We try to stay away from herb and spice blends that include salt as an ingredient and curry powder included salt.  So instead, I’ve taken the list of ingredients and I throw some or all (minus the sodium) into my recipes.  Ginger and Turmeric have become one of my favorite combinations along with cumin.  Today I also threw in some dried green cardamon pods – which are oh my goodness tasty.

Because the red lentils cook and dissolve so easily – this is a quick cooking stew, easy enough for weeknight dinner.

Turkey Wing and Red Lentil Stew
 
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A light but thick stew (soup) with lots of veggies, turkey and lentils.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Stew / Soup
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 large turkey wings
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove thinly sliced
  • 1 quart turkey broth
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 parsnip sliced
  • 1 sweet potato peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • Sage leaves
  • Ground Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Paprika
  • 3 Cardamon Pods
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in ceramic dutch oven or soup pot.
  2. Place turkey wings into hot oil on one side and after it crisps a little turn the wings over. Add in onion and garlic, saute lightly .
  3. Pour the quart of broth into the pot and add in the rest of the vegetables.
  4. When the vegetables are softened add in the red lentils.
  5. While the lentils are cooking, pull the turkey wings out to cool.
  6. Remove all of the meat from the turkey wing, and then pull off the meat and return it to the pot and add in the herbs and spices.
  7. The lentils will get soft and start to melt.
  8. It's ready.
Notes
The recipe only feeds three because of the amount of meat on a turkey wing. If you have a little extra meat to go back in at the end, you can add a few more veggies to make it for four people.

 

 

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3 Outstanding Responses to "Turkey Wing and Red Lentil Soup"

    Lookboard on January 23, 2013 at 4:48 am

    Thanks for new dish! I think I can cook this one for my today dinner. :) not really so hard!

    Look on March 2, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Look! Turkey Wing and Red Lentil Stew… I love turkey meat… Turkey wing is really delicious. Thanks for nice share !

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